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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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MelbourneCheetham and Beethoven

Cheetham, Beethoven
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Jaime Martín; Aaron Wyatt

MelbourneBrett Dean and Brahms

Dean, Brahms
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Jaime Martín

MelbourneMazzoli, Dvorák & Sibelius

Mazzoli, Dvořák, Sibelius
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Benjamin Northey; Grace Clifford

MelbourneMazzoli, Dvořák & Sibelius

Mazzoli, Dvořák, Sibelius
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Benjamin Northey; Grace Clifford

MelbourneSophie Rowell plays Sutherland

Mendelssohn, Sutherland, Ravel
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Benjamin Northey; Sophie Rowell

MelbourneRautavaara: Angel of Light

Lyon, Barber, Rautavaara
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Benjamin Northey; Rachel Shaw; Nicolas Fleury
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Melbourne Opera mines Australian talent in new Rheingold

Eddie Muliaumaseali'I (Wotan) © Robin Halls
Melbourne Opera has produced a critically and popularly successful Das Rheingold, which bodes well for the planned development of a full Ring cycle over the next four years.
****1
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Young cast, old production: Opera Australia’s Rigoletto is on song

Amartuvshin Enkhbat (Rigoletto) and Liparit Avetisyan (Duke of Mantua) © Jeff Busby
A much-loved 1991 production evoking Fellini’s post-war glamour and grime is revived with three talented young principals, including Mongolian baritone Amartuvshin Enkhbat in the title role.
****1
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A compelling Parsifal from Victorian Opera in Melbourne

Burkhard Fritz (Parsifal) and Peter Rose (Gurnemanz) © Jeff Busby

The Australian Youth Orchestra was full of poise and maturity and all the singing was impressive in Roger Hodgman's production.

*****
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Vivica Genaux and Sydney's Pinchgut wow Melbourne

Vivica Genaux and Erin Helyard © Albert Comper
Vivica Genaux enjoys huge success in a Melbourne concert of Baroque delights, the first venture of Sydney's Pinchgut Opera Company outside its home turf.
****1
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Master masons: Holten’s Meistersinger comes to Melbourne

Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Hans Sachs) © Jeff Busby
Having offered a strong feminist reading of Wagner's Ring, could Kasper Holten do the same again for Die Meistersinger? Opera Australia's co-production had moments of excellence, but ultimately left the viewer with more questions than answers
***11
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Opera Australia revives its Berlin Bohème

Yosep Kang (Rodolfo) and Maija Kovalevska (Mimì) © Jeff Busby
A fine cast led by Maija Kovalevska conveys the timeless beauty and emotion of Puccini’s Parisian melodrama, but the 1930s Berlin setting remains an imperfectly realised transformation.
***11
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